Stress is one of the most common mental health problems in the UK. In small amounts, stress can be tolerated. However, prolonged or intense stress levels can negatively impact our relationships, work performance, and lead to panic attacks and depression. Commons signs of stress include irritability, problems concentrating, troubled sleeping, negative thinking, changes in appetite, lack of motivation, loss of libido, social withdrawal and mood swings. Stress can also contribute to physical symptoms such as skin disorders, IBS and digestive problems, headaches, muscular tension, high blood pressure and other bodily aches and pains.
Stress management through counselling and psychotherapy can be instrumental in tackling the root cause of stress and working on ways of managing it. Counselling treatment is designed to help you explore the causes of stress, including those created by work, family, and past experiences. You can learn techniques and tools that are effective for you for the long-run.